German-Polish scientific cooperation honoured with Copernicus Award
Prof. Stefan Dziembowski from Warsaw University and Prof. Sebastian Faust from the Technical University of Darmstadt have won the 2020 Copernicus Award for their outstanding cooperation in the field of cryptography and IT security.
The Copernicus Award is conferred every two years by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Foundation) and the Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej (FNP - Foundation for Polish Science) for services to German-Polish scientific collaboration in research.
Dziembowski and Faust have been working together for ten years. Their research, which often involves young researchers, focuses on the use of mathematical techniques in computer science.
Their cooperation contributed to several important joint publications, which met with great interest by the academic community and had a significant impact on the systems used in practice.
Each of the winners will receive EUR 100,000.